In September 2019, IBM announced new mainframe technology, including the new IBM Z and
LinuxONE servers, as well as the next generation of IBM DS8000 enterprise storage systems
designed for those platforms. In October, IBM followed this up with the announcement of new high-end
virtual tape libraries for mainframe environments.
This whitepaper provides a:
- Brief overview of the mainframe market
- Analysis of the new IBM mainframe storage announcements, including solid state disk–based external storage, mainframe tape subsystems, and integrated cloud tiering